On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1855

Historical Events

  • 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBill the Butcher

William Poole, Infamous member of New York City's Bowery Boys gang, dies of a gunshot wound at 33

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher

1855 Highlights

About March 8, 1855

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces